- CrackBerry Genius
01-06-2013, 01:35 PM #28BlackBerry Z10 on Bell Canada
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- 01-07-2013, 09:34 AM #29
It's going to be tricky for me. Now that I've been using Swype for about six months, I no longer have any illusion that I "need" a hard keyboard to do things efficiently. Android's Swype, with pop-up directional pad for selecting and editing text, works very well. I'd love to see something like it on BB10, but there's been no whisper of that. So the question is: Can I go from Swype to having to tap a virtual keyboard, or will I need to go back to a hard keyboard? I don't know the answer, but I no longer just automatically assume that I can't make the transition. I'm ready for a larger phone than my Samsung Blaze, and the Z10 looks very good, so I really want it to work for me.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-13-2013, 06:35 PM #31
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- CrackBerry Abuser
01-19-2013, 10:54 PM #35
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On the fence--L or N series?
I feel very torn myself typing this out on my 9800. I also have fond memories of my Nokia E75 slider. Great phone,terrible unstable software. the ideal combination of a large,touch tablet type screen with slide out keyboard.
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- 01-20-2013, 10:31 AM #36
Count me in for a QWERTY... My 9900. I also have a Playbook running QNX and I am sure that the new N/X 10 will be the best thing since sliced bread, but I still don't see a compelling reason to upgrade to the first generation (at least considering that I already have something that does a Donkey's task at handling communications). Now, it will be a big temptation to get an L/Z when they first arrived, but I bounced back to BlackBerry® for the keyboard, and then slowly remembered how smart and intuitive its functioning is. My head tells me to stay with a physical keyboard, too. A few weeks ago I switched back to my recent model Android phone and had to go back in a day. I encourage keyboard fans to stick to them. BlackBerry® has been so bad for so long, the new phones are water on a parched desert. But not all water is fit to drink.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-20-2013, 10:00 PM #38
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I've been reflecting some over the past few days on which way to go with BB10. I'm being pulled a little towards the Z10.
I formed most of my opinions about keyboard vs non-keyboard when I had my Bold 9000. I did great work with that phone, no arguments there. But that was a very different time, when I didn't have a Playbook. Now when I'm working on the go, I almost exclusively use my playbook. I have a keyboard case and bluetooth mouse, both of which are great, and I find the portrait touch keyboard to be very comfortable. I still communicate a lot through my phone, sure, but I don't word-process on my phone anything like as much as I used to, its now very infrequent. And that's what makes me dither.
The last time I had a full-touch phone I was happy enough typing on it. When I switched back is was because I wanted another blackberry, not specifically because I wanted a keyboard. I'm mostly feeling that the Z10 looks awesome, while the X10 looks like a 9900 running BB10. Now that's not a bad thing, but since I never used a 9900 (on a Torch atm) and wasn't even really interested in getting one it makes me feel like the Z10 might be better for me. Looking from my Torch to the Z10, I see that I'm mostly going to be getting the same kind of experience with the keyboard open, approximately the same screen real estate. I guess I'm posting this up because I really don't know what way to go at the moment, regardless of what I've said in the past. I think if the Z10 arrives significantly earlier, then that'll be enough to make my mind up (over two years since I had a new phone), but if they are launched together then maybe I have to flip a coin.
- 01-20-2013, 11:40 PM #39
My first smartphone was a BB Bold and then I upgraded to the torch before finally switching to the iPhone which I've had for the past 2 years. Main reason I switched to the iPhone was for the apps but after 2 years with the device I gotta say my main usage is for email, messaging, Facebook, twitter and Internet browsing. The BB10 N series will handle these tasks fine and have an amazing keyboard which i miss much. Gonna wait until the reviews come out and I get to test it out first but at this point I see myself coming back to Blackberry after a 2 year break!
- 01-23-2013, 05:24 PM #40
i have the iphone 5 on VZ and the bb9900 on att when bb10 comes out i am going to get the keyboard version on vz and iphone 5 on ATT because even though i love the iphone 5 and apps and i have no issue with the keyboard. i still love the bb keyboard. my main main number is VZ line this is why i have to do it this way.Famous quote "Find the torture in life and love it"
Thank you from NYC.
- 01-30-2013, 04:08 PM #41
Neither. I would wait for a slider. I have been a keyboard fan for a long time and my first smart phone was a Palm Treo 700. I went to a keyboard less Android phone about a year ago and still miss the keyboard. I currently use a Nexus 4 and unless BB comes out with something at least close to the Nexus 4 with a keyboard, there is no reason for me to switch.
My son has a 9800 and has wanted a new phone for a while. BB better hurry with a slider or it'll loose him also.
Last edited by EWY; 01-30-2013 at 10:58 PM.
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